Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in the drama western film True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Thereafter, Steinfeld gained further prominence for roles in Ender’s Game (2013), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Begin Again (2013), and 3 Days to Kill (2014). She appeared as Emily Junk in the Pitch Perfect film series (2015–2017), and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen (2016). In 2018, she voiced Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and starred in the action film Bumblebee, contributing to the latter’s soundtrack.
hailee steinfeld on emily and sue’s relationship:
“it’s one of the most beautiful relationships i’ve ever read and played.” pic.twitter.com/XDfChOKG4Z
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Steinfeld made her breakthrough in music after performing “Flashlight” in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), signing with Republic Records soon after and releasing her debut single, “Love Myself”, followed by her debut extended play HAIZ (2015). She has since released a series of singles, including “Starving”, a collaboration with both Grey and Zedd, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and “Let Me Go”, a collaboration with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt, which peaked at number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Hailee Steinfeld Early Life
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Steinfeld was born in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the daughter and younger of two children of Cheri (née Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has an older brother, Griffin. Her paternal uncle is fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld, and her maternal great uncle is former child actor Larry Domasin. Her maternal first cousin, actress True O’Brien, appeared in a television commercial when Steinfeld was eight years old, inspiring her to try acting as well.
Steinfeld’s father is Jewish, and her mother is Christian. Her maternal grandfather, Ricardo Domasin, was of half Filipino (from Panglao, Bohol) and half African-American descent. Steinfeld was raised in Agoura Hills and later in Thousand Oaks, California, attending Ascension Lutheran School, Conejo Elementary, and Colina Middle School. She was home-schooled from 2008 until her high school graduation in June 2015
2007–2014: Early work, breakthrough and True Grit
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— best of hailee (@archiveshailees) October 31, 2019
Steinfeld began acting at the age of 10; she appeared in several short films, including playing the role of Talia Alden in the award-winning She’s a Fox. She made several television guest appearances and commercials. Steinfeld was chosen for the role of Mattie Ross in True Grit when she was 13. The film was released internationally in December 2010; Richard Corliss of Time magazine called her performance one of the Top 10 Movie Performances of 2010 and wrote that Steinfeld “delivers the orotund dialogue as if it were the easiest vernacular, stares down bad guys, wins hearts. That’s a true gift”. Reviews from Roger Ebert, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone were also complimentary. The role earned Steinfeld a nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress; the Oscar went to Melissa Leo. In May 2011, five months after Grit was released, she was chosen to be the new face of Italian designer brand Miu Miu.
Steinfeld at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in February 2011
In 2011, Steinfeld was cast at age 14 to play Juliet Capulet in a 2013 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. The role was originally intended for a 22-year-old actress; there was concern about nudity in the film, its director explained that when Steinfeld was cast, the script was changed to make it age-appropriate. The screenwriter added that the film’s purity was important, and the main characters “don’t make love until they have been married.” The film was released in October 2013 to poor reviews in the United States and internationally. Steinfeld starred as Petra Arkanian in Ender’s Game, a science-fiction action-adventure film based on the book by Orson Scott Card. The film was released on November 1, 2013.
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Steinfeld played Violet, one of the leads in the romance-drama Begin Again. The film was given a limited release in the United States on June 27, 2014, grossing $134,064 on its opening weekend; it opened in wide release on July 11. It was re-released by The Weinstein Company on August 29. Paramount Pictures closed a deal in 2011 for the screen rights to the Cat Patrick novel Forgotten and announced that she would play London Lane in a project yet to be filmed as of 2015. In 2014, Steinfeld was announced to star as Min Green in a screen adaptation of Daniel Handler’s romantic-comedy book Why We Broke Up, but the film has not yet gone into production.
Hailee Steinfeld Personal Life
Steinfeld has endorsed a variety of charities, most of them are focused on improving children’s lives. The list of charities endorsed by the actress/singer includes: “What’s Your Mission?” A charitable Initiative with Mission apparel and accessories brand, “No Kid Hungry” a charity working to eradicate child hunger in the United States, WE Movement a Canadian-based initiative that fights child labor on a global scale and empowers youth to bring social change to their communities, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Make a wish foundation and more.
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In 2016, Steinfeld participated in singing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” with fellow singers and celebrities. The single raised money to aid New York City’s homeless during the holiday season through “Robin Hood”, a New York City organization that focuses on fighting poverty.
Steinfeld has made several public appearances during charity events, such as during WE Day California 19, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 tour, and Breast Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Hot Pink Party.